2020. Even naming this year as a standalone sentence invites mixed feelings of dread, of ill health, financial distress and family tensions.
At Anthony Gold the impact of the pandemic was no different, in that we still had to weather the sudden storm of the chaos brought about by Covid19. Across the entire firm there was a rapid need to restructure the working habits and routines of our staff, and simultaneously prioritise the needs of our clients.
Whilst adjusting to a new working lifestyle, based predominantly at home, our injury and medical claims team (IMC) also had to ensure that the standards of care and consideration provided to our clients remained unaffected. Our clients depend on us to provide the highest levels of commitment, pandemic or no pandemic, and I’m delighted to say that we did not drop that ball. The team, led by Jon Nicholson, successfully recovered damages for our clients of more than £70 million in 2020.
That remarkable level of success, however, represents more than just a number.
It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team of lawyers, who regularly go above and beyond what is expected from a legal advisor.
Jenny Kennedy, who is listed as a “Hall of Fame” solicitor in The Legal 500, recovered more than £10.5 million for one client. Ian Peters regularly secured multi million-pound settlements for his clients throughout 2020 totalling more than £17 million. Department Head Jon Nicholson was successful in negotiating a settlement of over £7 million damages for a client injured by clinical negligence whilst a baby.
The Trustpilot reviews from our clients add another layer of positivity and recognition to this success, with comments such as “…nothing was too much trouble and he would be happy for us to contact him whenever we needed him. Thanks again for your caring, professional and honest support…”, of solicitor Samuel David. Another client, in his praise for an IMC partner, said
“…Adam Dyl was our allocated solicitor, and we have nothing but praise for him. He kept us regularly updated on our case. He was compassionate and always took the time to explain things to us properly, giving us time to think things through so we could make properly informed decisions”.
We can all agree that 2020 will be remembered by many as a year of hardship. And sadly the widescale disruption caused by Covid19 continues into 2021.
Some people, however, will have had exceptionally burdensome strains, including those injured in accidents through no fault of their own and whose lives changed beyond all recognition. It is addressing the day-to-day anxieties surrounding the recovery, rehabilitation and ongoing care of these people which dominates the IMC team’s routine, whether they are working to support them from an office, a loft, or their kitchen table.